Top 10 torture devices,Warning this might shock you
April 22nd, 2016 | by Web Desk
Top 10 medieval torture devices
Penology classes offer a deep insight into the ancient methods that were used to counteract bad behavior. There were many instruments of torture used in the medieval times and each varies with the country and crime. Here is a list of the worst ever ways to die and the medieval methods of torture invented in ancient history to punish offenders.
10. Brazen bull
Also known as the Silician bull, this method of torture was invented in ancient Greece. The bull was made of brass. The victim of torture was placed in the bull and the brass bull was heated to red hot. The bull was designed to make bellowing sounds as the victim screamed in pain. This method of tortured ensured that the victim was roasted to death.
This roman method of execution was favored by Vlad the Impaler thus the name, Impalement. The victim would sit on a sharp pole which was then raised so that the victim would slide down with gravity. The victim would take days to die and it was rumored that Vlad would enjoy his meal as he tortured his victims
8. Neck torture
This method of torture would punish the victim by making them stay in an uncomfortable position with a neck device. The neck device hooked on the victim would prevent him from adjusting to a comfortable position. The cruelty lay in the fact that the torture victim would stay in the position for days.
7. Lead sprinkler
6. Head crusher
This was a medieval device used to crush heads as the name suggests. The method of torture was used to make victims confess and eventually kill them. There are other variations of the same such as the thumbscrew used on the toes and fingers.
This method of torture was considered the most humane and was preferred as an execution method for ancient death penalty. The Guillotine in list of torture devices was also very simple and quick, known for it’s part in French revolution. It was made of a very sharp blade attached to a rope. The victim would die of decapitation. Human rights activists advocated for it as it was instantaneous.
4. The rack
3. The breast ripper
Women were often not subjects of torture but in some cultures, there were medieval female torture devices designed just for them. The breast ripper is an instrument of torture that was used as a claw to pierce the breast and cause death by loss of blood. The claw would be placed in heat and the red hot spikes used to penetrate the breast thus leading to agonizing pain.
This literally translates to death by a thousand cuts. Originally from China, this is one of the most brutal of Chinese execution methods reserved only for the harshest crime. The victim would die as a result of flesh being cut gradually from his body using a sharp knife.
The above mentioned medieval torture devices, and there methods are some of the worst ways to die. In the history of torture, these methods were the most callous. In the world today, the disciplines of execution above are a violation of human rights and cannot be exercised.